Democracy: The Role Of Democracy In The United States

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Though there are various forms of governments found throughout the world, one form sticks out the most when it comes to a fit global government. This form of government is known as democracy. This form of government was first seen during the reign of ancient Athens. Athens, erected The Athenian Constitution around 350 BC, which regulated the members of an exclusive group in Athens. However, democracy has many challenges that contour viewpoints on this type of government leading people to question if democracy is the universal government. Democracy is defined as a system of government by the whole population (the people) or all eligible constituents. There are two types of democracy: Direct and Representative. Direct democracy is where the …show more content…
The United State Democracy is seen by other countries as successful, but what creates problems is the western culture rooted in the U.S. Democracy. Some countries have a more patriarchal standpoint when it comes to everyday life. The males in these countries have more power when compared to the power women hold. These different viewpoints would lead to variations in how democracy would work. The word democracy translates to “rule by the people” or “power lies within people (Perry).” To have only one gender or certain group of people with the ability to cast a vote for a “president” or for those individuals to make political decisions, would go against the main concept of democracy. In the United States of America, everyone is considered equal when it comes to democracy no matter the race, gender, socioeconomic status, and age (even though you have to be eighteen to vote for the president). Being able to tailor democracy to fit the country and still remain a democracy is difficult, but generational change is one factor that can help a country conform to the ways of democracy (Payne 103). Leaders of non-democratic countries began to die out leaving the next generation to decide the fate of political views. New generations were more accepting of democracy because they wanted change in economics and politics in order to be part of the modern world. Democracy promotion on a …show more content…
Dalpino wrote, “Globalization offers a bait and hook.” Autocratic governments usually agree to “…a global regime…” to receive economic benefits (Dalpino). These countries give into the pressure of democracy not only because it’s a popular aspect of most countries in the global economy, but the autocratic country needs certain resource only obtainable through trade. However, in some cases that deal with countries adopting democracy; the country elects to use the doctrine without any pressure or influences from prodemocracy groups. These countries witness democracy’s effects on a country in the modern world, creating the desire for

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